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Consequences of the 1916 Easter Rising. There were many consequences of the 1916 Easter Rising, of these consequences there were both long and short term. In the weeks following the Easter Rising the British without proper trail executed the leading figures in the IRB along with James Connolly. These killings caused a wave of bitterness among nationalists throughout Ireland as they were already disillusioned by the fact that Home Rule had not been granted and the executions helped turn them towards supporting a more separate form of government. After Sir John Maxwell had killed the people involved with the Easter Rising without proper trail the mood in Ireland was changing and people began to speak of the rebels with respect and admiration. The Easter Rising had been organised by the secret Irish Republican Brotherhood. ...read more.


A huge anti-conscription campaign had begun which the IPP, the Catholic Church, trade unions and republicans supported. This was another example of how public opinion had hardened on the aftermath of the Easter Rising. Having swept away much of the Irish Party in the general election, the victorious Sinn Fein MPS refused to go to the London Parliament. Instead the set up their own parliament in Dublin called the Dail Eireann. They met together for the first time in Dublin in January 1919 and the parliament was called the Dail Eireann. On the same day as Dail Eireann met for the first time in January 1919, two policemen were shot dead in Soloheadbeg, County Tipperary. This was the start of a war of independence fought by an organisation called the Irish republican army. ...read more.


Meanwhile the government of Ireland act created the state of Northern Ireland. The act was simply in the south while the unionists began to tighten their control in the north. By the middle of 1921 the IRA leadership realised that they could no longer sustain the military campaign. Both sides were moving towards a truce and one was eventually made. While the IRA was fighting the war of independence, the British government had set up a committee to try to solve the Ulster problem. This committee recommended dividing Ireland into two parts. Northern Ireland and the Irish Free State. The government of Ireland act was passed in 1920. It separated six of the nine counties of Ulster from the rest of Ireland, and set up two parliaments: one in Dublin and one in Belfast. There were many consequences of the 1916 Easter Rising and we can still see these consequences today. These rebels were highly respected in Ireland and much of what happened onward was for them. BY: Chris Mc Curry 12.A ...read more.

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